Reliance Security Adds Canine Security Services
LAS VEGAS – SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 – Reliance Security, a veteran-owned, full-service security company providing solutions to individuals, businesses and events, announced its newest offering — canine security services.
Reliance and its new Director of Canine Security Services, Judith Guthrie, completed the stringent licensing process through the Nevada State Private Investigator’s Licensing Board (PILB) to become one of the few providers in Las Vegas and the state to offer canine services.
“We started receiving a massive influx of requests for canine bomb detection and decided that the demand could best be met through in-house services. We’re one of only a few security companies to provide clients with the added protection they need to host successful, safe events,” shared Reliance Security’s COO, Joel Logan. “In addition to events, we provide dogs for personal protection, as well as for bed bug detection at the 70-plus apartment complexes we service.”
Guthrie is a highly regarded detection dog trainer and handler. She is certified through the National Tactical Police Dog Association (NTPDA) where she is an evaluator for certifications, and the International Bed Bug Resource Authority (IBBRA) where she serves on the board of directors for the bed bug detection dog division. In addition to being a certified nose work instructor (CNWI), Guthrie is also a judge for multiple associations for the sport of scent work.
“I was raised around working dogs and have always had a passion for dog training and canine behavior,” explained Guthrie. “I’ve been involved in the training of detection and patrol dogs for police, government, and private agencies across the U.S. I’m thrilled to join Reliance and lead their canine division.”
In addition to meeting the PILB requirements, Guthrie had to demonstrate her ability to handle and train watchdogs. During the exam, the dog was required to locate hidden drugs and explosive materials.
“While some canines are cross-trained to detect multiple items like some specialized Contraband canines, most are trained to detect one threat in particular. The number of dogs we’ll use will be based on the size of the event and duration,” said Guthrie. “When the dogs are working, they’re sniffing 200 times per minute in an attempt to find whatever they’re trained to look for. For this reason, I like to rotate dogs frequently to give them the rest they need.”
Reliance Security Adds Armed Services Division
LAS VEGAS – November 11, 2016 – Reliance Security, a veteran-owned, full-service security company providing solutions to individuals, businesses and events, announced the addition of an armed services division.
Created after receiving requests from clients who desired enhanced protection at their locations, Reliance now provides the service at five residential properties.
“We’re committed to providing clients with a range of services that deliver value and meet individual needs. While we’ve witnessed a spike in residential accounts, we see the new division assisting clients in a variety of industries,” shared Reliance Security’s COO, Joel Logan. “With the growth of medicinal marijuana and the legalization of recreational use, we predict the cannabis industry will add more resources to increase protection for their employees and customers.”
Reliance Security provides State of Nevada licensed and compliant armed security professionals. Upon hire, the company evaluates the abilities and competence of security officers, and continues to monitor performance daily. On a quarterly basis, armed officers are tested by the Private Investigators Licensing Board to confirm their knowledge of private security laws and responsibilities, and are required to re-pass a firearms qualification exam.
Serving more than 60 accounts, the company’s clients encompass commercial and corporate developments, construction, gaming, government, hospitality, medical marijuana establishments (MME), personal protection and residential. In addition to its unarmed and armed security offerings, Reliance services most commonly requested include event security, executive protection, private investigation and standing guard.
“The most crucial element of armed security is training. That’s why our instruction goes above and beyond state requirements. Reliance officers understand that there is a greater responsibility that comes with this extra layer of security and safety is never compromised,” continued Logan. “Our management and ownership are comprised of former FBI and State and Local police personnel. Reliance officers are taught by these standards, and strong emphasis is placed on both agency and client liability issues.”
Reliance Security Announces Office Relocation, Expansion
LAS VEGAS – October 7, 2016 – Reliance Security, a veteran-owned, full-service security company, announced today it nearly doubled its office space with the move to a 2,300-square-foot building earlier this month.
A leader in providing cutting-edge security services and solutions for individuals, businesses and events, Reliance Security experienced explosive growth and is projected to increase revenues by more than 300 percent over three years.
“Fortunately, we were faced with a situation where we had outgrown our previous space and needed to accommodate our burgeoning client base and team of new account managers and field supervisors. We expanded our operations team to maximize our services for our valued clients,” said Joel Logan, COO at Reliance Security. “Now, we’re able to operate more efficiently with a functional layout that offers a larger conference room for trainings and client meetings.”
The company serves 60 clients across various industries, including commercial and corporate developments, construction, gaming, government, hospitality, medical marijuana establishments (MME), personal protection and residential. Reliance offers a wide range of services, including event security, executive protection, private investigation, standing guard, and armed and unarmed security.
“Our success can be attributed to a few factors. First, we’ve witnessed a spike in residential accounts as a result of word-of-mouth from our current base. The significant increase is from our medical marijuana clients such as cultivation sites, production facilities, independent testing labs and dispensaries. We’re one of the few security companies that offer MME-specific insurance coverages on our work. That is an important point of differentiation. Also, if recreational marijuana passes on the November ballot, we expect growth to continue on this upward trend,” continued Logan.
The new office is located at 3630 N. Rancho Dr. Suite 107, Las Vegas, NV 89130.
Reliance Security Becomes First Nevada-based Company to Provide Liability Insurance to Medical Marijuana Industry
LAS VEGAS (June 16, 2015) – Reliance Security, a leading provider of security services in Las Vegas, announced they are the first Nevada-licensed security company to secure and provide liability insurance to the medical marijuana industry.
“In order to provide security services to the medical marijuana industry, we had to absorb an increase in premiums across the board in our liability insurance. Due to the nature of the business, the liability is greater than the various other industries we’ve been counted on to service for more than 20 years,” said Joel Logan, Vice President of Reliance Security. “Security is a significant concern and important component of the marijuana business. Not only are employees at-risk since people know where there will be large amounts of cash, but the cannabis has to move from the cultivators to the stores, and cash needs to move between businesses and to state authorities for tax payments. These are all situations for increased risk.”
Most dispensaries resemble banks than retail stores, with multiple security cameras, secure access doors and specially trained staff. Reliance Security is a full-service security company headquartered in Las Vegas. A veteran-owned company with nearly two decades of security experience, Reliance Security provides carefully screened and trained security personnel and uses the latest technology to enhance their security offerings.
Reliance Security provides services throughout the Las Vegas region and the surrounding communities. The company has experience providing security services to the following industries:
- Medical Marijuana – cultivation, production, labs and dispensary
- Gaming and Casinos
- Government Buildings (i.e. court houses)
- Special Events
- Personal Security
Logan added, “Transportation and security logistics are challenging issues for marijuana business owners and we’re looking forward to using our experience, knowledge and resources to assist the industry with its security needs.” To obtain a complimentary security quote, contact us at (702) 778-3731.